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Opportunities for the transfer of United Kingdom (UK) best practices for the provision of homes for the elderly in Malaysia

Sulaiman, Noralfishah and Mat Radzuan, Indera Syahrul and David , Baldry and Les , Ruddock (2008) Opportunities for the transfer of United Kingdom (UK) best practices for the provision of homes for the elderly in Malaysia. In: 3rd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 22-25 July 2008, Monash University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy.


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Malaysia has laid down its social and housing policies in its Development Plans since the Colonial Administration and Pre Independence period (1950-1954) until the latest Eight Malaysian Plan (2001-2005). In general, the delivery of social service in Malaysia has been divided into two main categories consisting of housing and other social services such as local authorities, fire & rescue services, sports, culture, library services, information and broadcasting, and community and family development. The needs of the elderly in housing seem to lack attention in the housing programmes of Malaysia. The separation between housing and home for the elderly under the different social programmes has contributed many issues regarding 'adequate shelter' for the elderly in Malaysia. This paper seeks to identify the issues concerning housing for the elderly in Malaysia from both of the social policy programmes in Malaysia. This paper presents the justifications leading to the PhD research project which is titled Opportunities for the Transfer of United Kingdom (UK) Best Practices for the Provision of Homes for the Elderly in Malaysia

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: homes for the elderly; elderly; issues
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 May 2014 04:36
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 07:37
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5421
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